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Dennis James Martyn

  • Service number
    • Jayforce 661544 AWMM
    • 32876 Public - Ian Martyn - Direct descendant - 3 March 2020 - NZDF Personal Service File
  • Also known as
    "Denny" Public - Ian Martyn - Direct descendant - 3 March 2020 - NZDF Personal Service File
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
    • Jayforce, 1945-1948 AWMM
    • Post War, 1946-1947 Public - Ian - Direct descendant - 3 March 2020 - NZDF Personal Service File
Parade of the NZ Regiment before leaving for Terendak, Malaya, 1958

Dennis James "Denny" Martyn, NZ Regiment

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Identity

  • Title
    Warrant Officer Class 1 - Regimental Sergeant Major, 6th Hauraki Regiment Public - Ian Martyn - Direct descendant - 3 March 2020 - NZDF Personal Service File
  • Forenames
    Dennis James AWMM
  • Surname
    Martyn AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    "Denny" Public - Ian Martyn - Direct descendant - 3 March 2020 - NZDF Personal Service File
  • Service number
    • Jayforce 661544 AWMM
    • 32876 Public - Ian Martyn - Direct descendant - 3 March 2020 - NZDF Personal Service File
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
    • Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment Public - Ian Martyn - Direct descendant - 3 March 2020 - NZDF Personal Service File
    • New Zealand Regiment (Infantry) Public - Ian - Direct descendant - 13 March 2020 - NZDF Personal Service File
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Methodist Public - Ian Martyn - Direct descendant - 3 March 2020 - NZDF Personal Service File

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 December 1926 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    5th December, 1926 Public - Ian Martyn - Direct descendant - 3 March 2020 - Personal Service File
  • Place of birth
    Southbrook, Rangiora - Waimakariri Public - Ian Martyn - Direct descendant - 3 March 2020 - Personal Service File
  • Birth notes
    St John Ambulance Brigade, Rangiora Public - Ian Martyn - Direct descendant - 3 March 2020 - Personal Service File
  • Address before enlistment
    Jayforce Pre 1946-1948 AWMM 29 Ayers St., Rangiora AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    1947 - 1964: NZ Army - Regular Force (RF) - Infantry Instructor Public - Ian Martyn - Direct descendant - 3 March 2020 - Personal Service File
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Jayforce Mrs. E. Martyn, 29 Ayers St., Rangiora (m) AWMM
    • Father: W.J. (Jim) Martyn - Bootmaker - 29 Ayres St., Rangiora Public - Ian Martyn - Direct descendant - 3 March 2020 - Personal Service File
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1946-1948 AWMM Single/Jayforce AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    • Jayforce, 1945-1948 AWMM
    • Post War, 1946-1947 Public - Ian - Direct descendant - 3 March 2020 - NZDF Personal Service File
  • Campaign
    JAPAN - NZ Jayforce (J-Force) Public - Ian - Direct descendant - 3 March 2020 - NZDF Personal Service File
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • Jayforce 661544 AWMM
    • 32876 Public - Ian Martyn - Direct descendant - 3 March 2020 - NZDF Personal Service File
  • Military service
    • Post WW2: 1947-1963 New Zealand (Infantry) Regiment Public - Ian - Direct descendant - 3 March 2020 - NZDF Personal Service File
    • Volunteer Fireman: Waiouru and Burnham Military Camp Fire Brigades Public - Ian - Direct descendant - 3 March 2020 - NZDF Personal Service File
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    NZ Regiment, Infantry Instructor: Private - Warrant Officer Class 1 (WO 1) Public - Ian - Direct descendant - 3 March 2020 - NZDF Personal Service File

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • NZ Operational Service Medal
      NZ Service Medal, 1946-1949
      NZ Defence Service Medal (Clasp: Regular Force) Public - Ian Martyn - Direct descendant - 3 March 2020 - Personal Service File
    • United Fire Brigades Association, Five Year Service Medal with two '2 Year' Clasps (Rangiora VFB and Burnham Military Camp VFB) Public - Ian - Direct descendant - 3 March 2020 - Personal Service File

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Burnham Military Camp (Basic) Public - Ian Martyn - Direct descendant - 3 March 2020 - Military Personal File
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • Jayforce 1946-1948 2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.88 Garage Assistant/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.88
      ChristchurchCanterbury 2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.88
    • Re-enlistment: 1947
      NZ Army Temporary Staff (NZTS): 1948
      New Zealand Regiment: 1948-1964 Public - Ian Martyn - Direct descendant - 3 March 2020 - Military Personal File
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Apprentice Auto Mechanic Public - Ian Martyn - Direct descendant - 3 March 2020 - Military Personal File
  • Age on enlistment
    19 years Public - Ian Martyn - Direct descendant - 3 March 2020 - Military Personal File

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Warrant Officer, Class 1 (WO 1) Public - Ian Martyn - Direct descendant - 3 March 2020 - Personal Service File

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    24 November, 1963 Public - Ian Martyn - Direct descendant - 3 March 2020 - Personal Service File
  • Age at death
    36 years 11 mths Public - Ian Martyn - Direct descendant - 3 March 2020 - Personal Service File
  • Place of death
    Tauranga Public Hospital Public - Ian Martyn - Direct descendant - 3 March 2020 - Personal Service File
  • Cause of death
    Cancer Public - Ian - Direct descendant - 13 March 2020 - NZDF Personal Service File
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Waikumete Cemetery (Soldiers Sect). Reinterred Rangiora Park Lawn Cemetery (RSA Section)-26 November 2013 Public - Ian - Direct descendant - 13 March 2020 - NZDF Personal Service File
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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  • DENNIS JAMES MARTYN – In honour of our dear father who we hardly had time to know – from your son Ian, and daughters Penny (RIP), Diana and wife Margaret. A highly respected and professional soldier: 32876 WO1 Dennis James Martyn, NZ Regiment (late RSM, 6 Hauraki Regt.) - died at Tauranga 24 Nov 1963, age 36 yrs. You are honoured and remembered always Dad ~ ONWARD ~ Lest We Forget.
    Public - Ian - 25 April 2021
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1950). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 16 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1946 to 30th June, 1948). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.88 AWMM
    • Brocklebank, L.W. (1997). Jayforce : New Zealand and the military occupation of Japan, 1945-48. Auckland, N.Z.: Oxford University Press. AWMM

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25 April 2021IanNELSONOther
03 March 2020Ian MartynNELSONDirect descendant

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